Minneapolis, MN—On May 10, community members met with a panel of Metropolitan Council members and local transit riders to discuss the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit METRO Green Line Extension (SWLRT) and address the racial inequities present in the regional public transportation system.
Reva Chamblis is seeking DFL endorsement for 2014 Brooklyn Park City Council seat at first ever Brooklyn Park DFL Endorsing Convention
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 14:46
Reva Chamblis, a 14 year resident of Brooklyn Park, who sits on both the city's Human Rights Commission and Public Safety Task Force, is seeking endorsement by the newly formed Brooklyn Park City DFL Unit (she has already received the DFL African American 'Caucus endorsement)q. The Brooklyn Park endorsing convention is being held at 2pm, Saturday, May 17th at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center. Reva is running on a progressive platform that includes "Prosperity and Equality for All" believing that the two values go hand in hand in creating "a more prosperous, safe, stable and engaged city."
Site advocates for transit enhancements to address racial and economic inequities along corridor
A growing coalition of organizations and transit riders launched a campaign and website on Thursday to promote a new dialog around construction of the Southwest light rail as the municipal consent process of public meetings gets underway. The first is a public forum in North Minneapolis to be held at Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) between transit riders and Met Council members on Saturday afternoon, May 10.
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:08
Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor
The National Basketball Association, an American institution steeped in 68-years of African American culture and history had been slammed by controversy laced with racism, hatred and bigotry, ignited by the racist comments of one of its owners, but on Tuesday April 29, Commissioner Adam Silver sent a clear message that such behavior would not be tolerated by banning Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling.
"ONE NATION WITH NEWS FOR ALL": New exhibit explores the role of ethnic media in America
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:59
WASHINGTON —On May 16, the Newseum will open "One Nation With News for All," a new exhibit that tells the dramatic story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience. "News for All" was created in partnership with the Smithsonian's Our American Journey project.
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:33
Jimmie Davis, Jr., Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry about.
Last week, leaders of the group representing more than 500 of the nation's most influential DJs met with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Cloves Campbell and a partnership was established that will give them access to approximately 200 Black newspapers. In turn, NNPA will have a strong connection with a new generation of readers.
CLC acts as legal advocates for children in foster care
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00
Harry Colbert, Jr.
So what is it like to be a child in foster care?
The following is an excerpt taken from the website of the Children's Law Center of Minnesota (CLC). It states, "Imagine that you are 12-years-old. You and your 14-year-old brother have been neglected by your mother and sexually abused by her boyfriends. You are taken from your mother and her rights are terminated because she is chemically dependent and has been arrested for selling drugs."